LAS VEGAS — Eight Western U.S. governors and several top federal officials are in Las Vegas this weekend to talk about common problems and issues including energy, species like sage grouse, and drought.
A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government's denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in a lawsuit that officials disregarded evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the so-called "mountain devil."
U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine in a course reversal announced Tuesday that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.
MISSOULA — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe defended his agency’s commitment to strong science Monday in light of recent controversies over wolverine and wolf protection.
CHEYENNE — The federal government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in the United States.
What a difference a year makes.
The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark -- from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State and federal officials say they are close to an agreement to put Wyoming wolves under state control, resolving a contentious, years-long battle between Cheyenne and Washington, D.C.